Adding Humor to Your Story: Contrasted Reality

The eighth element of humor is Contrasted reality: Go out the other side by replacing normal reality with a direct contrast. Consider professional assassins living as man and wife in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a ditzy fashion major becoming an ace student at Harvard Law in...

Writing Humor Into Your Story–Introduction

One of my more popular workshops over the years has been on writing humor into any story. It’s been a while since I’ve done this one “live,” and I always like to keep my workshops fresh. So as I spent some time updating it, I thought I might...